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The XXL Show

April 27 – May 27, 2019

Destination: Art presents the The XXL Show opening on Saturday, April 27 and running through Memorial Day.

It’s not only the first big art exhibition of 2019, it is also the first BIG ART show at the non-profit studio and gallery. Art lovers, collectors, and the curious are invited to attend this special show and sale, celebrating larger pieces by local artists. The public will enjoy the variety of art in the Studio and Gallery that can become a centerpiece of one’s home or office.

“Our patrons have been asking us for a show of large art pieces for some time,” says Dave Wolfram, Destination: Art President and one of the founding studio artists. “We’re happy to accommodate their many requests with pieces that have pushed our studio and gallery artists to new boundaries.”

Destination: Art also welcomes new artists to the Gallery – Doug Castleman and Lynn Mikami — who will be on hand at the Gala Reception.

Douglas Kirkland Exhibition

March 9 – April 21, 2019

Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education presents Douglas Kirkland, an exhibition of works by Hollywood’s legendary photographer, opening on Saturday, March 9 and running through April 21.

Douglas Kirkland is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, then Life Magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s. He simultaneously contributed to other major publications around the world, including The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Town & Country, among many others.

Between 1960 and the present, Douglas Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities – from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie.

ESMoA Experience #39: EAT

February 28 – May 18, 2019

The El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #39: EAT February 28 through May 18.

Curated by Dr. Bernhard Zuenkeler with curatorial assistance by Holly M. Crawford, EAT is a group show examining the creative power of food and eating across place and time. Over the centuries eating has been a tremendous accelerator of driving imagination and cooperation. Our bodies turn food into energy so that we may survive, thrive, and create.

One of the fundamental actions of our lives. We sleep. We breathe. We eat. We love. Without eating nothing moves. But do we pay enough attention about what we eat, how we eat and when we eat? Do we care about preparation of our food, our celebration of eating together? Over the centuries, eating has been a tremendous accelerator of driving imagination and cooperation. Eating has been a driving force for the arts and vice versa. Cooking is certainly a form of art. The preservation of food, the development of new forms of food is a creative task.

FREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village

December 8, 2018 – January 1, 2019

free-parkingFREE Holiday Parking in Riviera Village begins December 8 and will run through January 1….perfect for some holiday shopping and primping!

The parking meters will be covered with plastic bags, or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.”

All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. Santa and his elves have enough to do without listening to you whine about getting a ticket!

FREE Two Hour Holiday Parking in Manhattan Beach

November 28 – December 26, 2018

It’s time to kick the holiday shopping season into full gear – FREE Holiday Parking in Manhattan Beach begins on Wednesday, November 28 and runs through December 26!

Meters that are included in the program will be clearly marked with festive Holiday bags or the display on the new solar powered IPS parking meters will read, “Happy Holidays – Free Parking.” You may park for free for only two hours.

All other parking restrictions will be strictly enforced!

Free Holiday Parking in Hermosa Beach

November 27 – December 25, 2018

Free-Holiday-Parking-Hermosa-BeachThe City of Hermosa Beach once again welcomes visitors throughout Southern California to enjoy the beach community’s shops, restaurants and downtown area as the City announces the return of the FREE Holiday Parking Program.

From November 27 through December 25, free parking will be offered at meters located in downtown Hermosa. The City of Hermosa Beach is pleased to offer residents and visitors the ability to park free of charge during the specified time frame at the designated meters for up to the posted time limit.

South Coast Botanic Garden November Events

November 1 – 30, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-November-1The South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the November schedule of events below….

GARDEN CLEAN UP AND COMPOSTING
Saturday, November 3
9 am – Noon
$25 Members / $30 Nonmembers

Artists Reception @ PVAC

October 27 – November 25 2018

Shooting-GalleryThe Palos Verdes Art Center presents two new exhibitions, Shooting Gallery and The Little Prince on Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Shooting Gallery features new works in cast glass and metal by Mitchell Gaudet that comment on gun violence. Working in Arabi, next to New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward, mixed-media artist Mitchell Gaudet is known for his beautiful cast glass sculpture.

His new exhibit, Shooting Gallery, uses the visual seduction of glass to comment on a gruesome American phenomenon: school shootings. Also included are metal castings of toy guns, and sculptures made of found objects, such as shooting trophies coupled to antique school bells. Focusing on the traditions of Americana, the exhibit also includes a carnival shooting booth with a twist – instead of tin ducks, fleeing school children mixed with so-called “active shooters” are the targets. The object is to hit the shooters without taking out a child.

Mimesis

October 26 – December 31, 2018

MimesisHomeira Goldstein and Time4Art present Mimesis from Friday, October 26 through December 31 at the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

Mimesis is an exhibition featuring new works consisting of paintings and videos by internationally celebrated Italian artist, Carla Viparelli. The exhibition explores images being brought to life in a magic-like essence creating a vision of epiphany. This exhibition features video animations and paintings as moving and standing images generating an element of surprise. 

ESMoA Experience #37: MATRIARCHS

October 18, 2018 – January 26, 2019

MatriarchsEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #37: MATRIARCHS opening Thursday, October 18 and running through January 26, 2019.

Curated by two indigenous curators – Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw Nation) and Jaclyn Roessel (Diné) – MATRIARCHS will feature multiple works by 12 contemporary womxn indigenous artists representing 14 indigenous communities. Four artists represent communities indigenous to California. Featured in the experience are an array of mediums including fashion, metalwork, photography, painting, basketry, and video.

“As Indigenous womxn, we have occupied essential leadership roles in our communities for centuries. While the forces of colonization have sought to dismantle our cultures and life ways, we have fought to maintain and preserve them – not only surviving, but asserting our Indigenous identities at every turn throughout history. Today, our womxn are leading and shaping movements to protect both natural resources and Indigenous bodies. Leading this critical work to heal, recover, and shape brighter, healthier futures, Indigenous womxn are occupying roles as activists, scholars, educators, doctors, attorneys, writers, artists, scientists, and social workers.

South Coast Botanic Garden October Events

October 1 – 31, 2018

South-Coast-Botanic-Garden-Activities-October-logoThe South Coast Botanic Garden offers visitors a wide variety of activities and events every month.

For additional information, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/.

South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, 90274.

View the October schedule of events below….

Ride the Wild Wheels

September 29 – November 4, 2018

Ride-the-Wild-Wheels2Pacific Coast Gallery presents Ride the Wild Wheels photo exhibition through November 4.

The exhibition features the work of famed SST producer and photographer SPOT. SPOT is well known for producing many of the early releases from Black Flag, the Minutemen, Descendents, Meat Puppets and Husker Du (among many other bands from that era). He was also a prolific photographer and sharp-eyed chronicler of life in LA and Hermosa during the 70s and early 80s. Many of his images were featured in his acclaimed photo book Sounds of Two Eyes Opening, released in 2014.

The exhibit will showcase beach, roller skate, skateboard, surf and punk rock photos from Hermosa Beach and the South Bay. This will be the first time SPOT has ever offered these images as fine art prints, and they will be printed by the same master printer, and to the same standards, as the other fine art landscape photos at Pacific Coast Gallery. PCG will also be releasing some of SPOT’s never before seen images of Black Flag from their Nervous Breakdown recording session, as this record nears its 40th anniversary.

Malaga Cove Concerts in the Park

July 11 – August 29, 2018

Microsoft Word - OC Register Newport Beach August 08 2010.docThe Malaga Cove Business & Professional Association, in cooperation with the Palos Verde Police Officers Association, is proud to present Concerts in the Park.

The concerts will take place July 11 through August 29 at Farham Martin’s Park adjacent to the Malaga Cove Library.

The music starts at 7 p.m. but concert goers may arrive at the park as early as 3 p.m. to spread a blanket and claim a prime parking spot.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Opening Reception

June 29, 2018

Day-in-the-Life-of-Manhattan-Beach-ExhibitionThe Manhattan Beach Arts Center presents the Opening Reception: Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach Exhibition on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate national Parks and Rec Month and experience everyday life in Manhattan Beach! Revel in leisure and recreation through the eyes and lenses of local artists and enjoy original artwork by the community in a variety of media, depicting the hometown feel of the City. This exhibition is a portrait of Manhattan Beach and its progressive, laid back lifestyle familiar to all! Enjoy a Day in the Life of Manhattan Beach.

ESMoA Experience #35: GROUNDED

June 7 – September 22, 2018

GROUNDEDEl Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #35: GROUNDED, opening Thursday, June 7 and running through September 22.

GROUNDED is about the work of two prominent Southern Californian photographers: John Divola and Zoe Crosher. Each has done a major project very different from the other’s but with a common theme – LAX.